Do I need a piano at home in order to sign up for lessons? Yes. You should practice daily for best results!
Do I need to practice? Absolutely! Music is a language and must be practiced daily for mastery.
What is your availability? Monday-Friday. I do not teach on weekends.
Do you make house calls? No
Do you teach adults? Yes. Adults are scheduled between 11am-2pm only. Adults are not required to participate in concerts. Lessons are scheduled á la cart by the month.
What are your rates? Tuition is charged at a flat monthly rate by semester, Sept-Dec/Jan-May. June-August is booked by the lesson. 30 minutes/$45; 45 minutes/$65; 60 minutes/$85
Do you offer make up lessons? I do not. Tuition not only ensures your weekly slot but also covers my time in lesson prep and research, concert prep, concert days, programs creation, slideshows, rehearsals, scheduling, administrative time, venue rental, reception refreshments, etc…
What kind of piano do you teach on? Yamaha YUS5 52″ Studio Upright (2017, Transacoustic); Yamaha C6 7′ Grand (2000, Disklavier)
Are recitals mandatory? This is a performing studio! We have four concerts a year: October (Halloween), December (Holiday), March (Challenge Series), May (Formal Spring Concert). Students are expected to begin participating in concerts after one year of lessons, but they are welcome to join sooner if they feel ready.
What about competitions? I do not endorse competition nor exams.
What’s your methodology? Intervallic reading with a heavy emphasis on theory. I teach Classical and Rock. I can help you begin a journey into playing Blues and Jazz, but ultimately you will want a Jazz piano teacher for serious study.